Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center

Rotation Schedule

Required learning experiences: 

  • Orientation
  • Medical intensive care (two months)
  • Neurocritical care
  • Pediatric intensive care
  • Emergency medicine (two months)
  • Trauma/Surgical intensive care
  • Cardiology/Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Infectious disease

Required longitudinal learning experiences: 

  • Burn management
  • Drug information
  • Leadership
  • Practice management
  • Research


  • Repeat any required rotation
  • Focused month of longitudinal experience
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Disaster management
  • Academia

Additional opportunities:

  • Committee involvement
  • Student mentorship
  • Didactic lectures 
  • Clinical coverage
  • In-house code blue and stroke team

Research and Scholarly Activity

The PGY 2 pharmacy resident is required to complete a longitudinal research project. While the resident is expected to be the primary investigator, pharmacy faculty mentors will be assigned to provide guidance based on practice area or topic. Our site also offers assistance with protocol development from an Academic Research Coordinator and with comprehensive literature searches through the St. Vincent Health Science Library. Research projects are presented at local and national conferences throughout the year.

Additionally, the PGY 2 pharmacy resident will co-precept at least one PharmD student, develop a formulary monograph, complete at least one medication use evaluation, and present at least three formal educational presentations to healthcare professionals.